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  • Paper Magician

  • Paper magician 1
  • By: Charlie N. Holmberg
  • Narrated by: Francesca Agostini
  • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

Ceony Twill, giovane e talentuosa allieva dell'accademia di magia Tagis Praff, sta finalmente per cominciare l'apprendistato che la legherà per tutta la vita all'elemento magico che ha sempre desiderato. Eppure, contrariamente a quanto sognava, il suo destino non sarà scritto nel metallo ma sulla carta.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent narrator and interesting book

  • By la chilenita on 05-06-18

Excellent narrator and interesting book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-06-18

Am spending lots of time listening to audio books in Italian in order to learn the language and have bought all the books in the series.

  • La colonna di fuoco

  • Kingsbridge 3
  • By: Ken Follett
  • Narrated by: Riccardo Mei
  • Length: 34 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

Gennaio 1558, Kingsbridge. Quando il giovane Ned Willard fa ritorno a casa, si rende conto che il suo mondo sta per cambiare radicalmente. Solo la vecchia cattedrale sopravvive immutata, testimone di una città lacerata dal conflitto religioso. Tutti i principi di lealtà, amicizia e amore verranno sovvertiti. Figlio di un ricco mercante protestante, Ned vorrebbe sposare Margery Fitzgerald, figlia del sindaco cattolico della città, ma il loro amore non basta a superare le barriere degli opposti schieramenti religiosi.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellente!

  • By la chilenita on 05-04-18

Excellente!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-04-18

E stato un libro incredibile e adesso voglio leggere tutti i libro di Ken Follett in Italiano

  • Ne tirez pas sur l'oiseau moqueur

  • By: Harper Lee
  • Narrated by: Cachou Kirsch
  • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 9

Dans une petite ville d'Alabama, à l'époque de la Grande Dépression, Atticus Finch élève seul ses deux enfants, Jem et Scout. Avocat intègre et rigoureux, il est commis d'office pour défendre un Noir accusé d'avoir violé une Blanche. Ce bref résumé peut expliquer pourquoi ce livre, publié en 1960 - au cœur de la lutte pour les droits civiques des Noirs aux États-Unis -, connut un tel succès. Mais comment ce roman est-il devenu un livre culte dans le monde entier ?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love Cachou Kirsch---and Harper Lee, of course

  • By la chilenita on 12-03-17

I love Cachou Kirsch---and Harper Lee, of course

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-03-17

I'm trying to learn French and discovered that one way to understand a foreign language is to listen to hours of audible books. I've listened to this book 3-4 times and love the way the narrator treats the young characters. Of course the story is amazing but the wrong narrator can really ruin the experience. I plan to purchase all of the books narrated by Kirsch...she's a real pleasure to listen to

  • Harry Potter à l'École des Sorciers (Harry Potter 1)

  • By: J.K. Rowling
  • Narrated by: Bernard Giraudeau
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 88
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 91

Orphelin, Harry Potter est élevé par un oncle et une tante qui ne l'aiment pas. Le jour de ses 11 ans, son existence bascule : un géant l'emmène à Poudlard, l'école de sorcellerie ! Voilà son incroyable destin : être sorcier. Jeter des sorts, utiliser des pouvoirs, ensorceler les trolls... À la maison Gryffondor, il rencontre Ron et Hermione, s'initie au Quidditch, un sport pratiqué sur un balai. La vie est excitante, mais Voldemort, Celui-Dont-On-Ne-Doit-Pas-Prononcer-Le-Nom, refait surface.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Very Difficult To Understand

  • By Scott Reads on 11-02-17

Horrible Narrator

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-29-17

Am trying to learn Italian and French so was excited when the Harry Potter series came out in those languages. Unfortunately the narrator mangled the voices of almost every character to make their narration not only unintelligible, but occasionally downright painful. Yes, painful, stomach-churning pain trying to figure out who was talking and what was being said. The narrator was amazing when he wasn't doing the Dursleys or Hagrid -- I appreciated his effort in changing the tone and accent in order to portray the vast array of characters in the book, but it became overdone and over-the-top

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • La notte ha cambiato rumore

  • By: Maria Dueñas
  • Narrated by: Tatiana Lepore
  • Length: 22 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

Madrid, anni Trenta. Sira Quiroga, giovane sarta, perde la testa per un carismatico imprenditore e si trasferisce con lui in Marocco, in una Tangeri che ricorda la Casablanca di Humphrey Bogart. Ma qui si ritrova presto sola, ingannata e piena di debiti. Riesce però ad aprire un atelier di alta moda che, grazie al suo gusto e alla sua forza di volontà, diventa il punto di riferimento per le signore più ricche e influenti della città. Una clientela all'apparenza insospettabile, ma che nasconde dei segreti.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome

  • By la chilenita on 11-25-17

Awesome

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-25-17

Love the story--have listened to the audio book in both Spanish and Italian and the Italian version is incredible. Love the narrator, the pace...everything

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • L'ombra del vento

  • Il Cimitero dei Libri Dimenticati 1
  • By: Carlos Ruiz Zafón
  • Narrated by: Riccardo Bocci
  • Length: 15 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

A Barcellona una mattina d'estate del 1945 il proprietario di un negozio di libri usati conduce il figlio undicenne, Daniel, al Cimitero dei Libri Dimenticati, un luogo segreto dove vengono sottratti all'oblio migliaia di volumi di cui il tempo ha cancellato il ricordo. E qui Daniel entra in possesso di un libro "maledetto" che cambierà il corso della sua vita.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfetto!

  • By Bastian on 11-02-18

Great narration, great story!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-31-17

Would you consider the audio edition of L'ombra del vento to be better than the print version?

Enjoyed this book so much I ordered it in both Spanish and French--admittedly, I had to read the Italian version twice in order to understand the story completely, but it was worth it.

  • Arte en la Sange: Una aventura de Sherlock Holmes [Art in the Blood: A Sherlock Holmes Adventure]

  • By: Bonnie MacBird
  • Narrated by: Ulises Cuandra
  • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 15

Londres. Un nevado diciembre de 1888. Sherlock Holmes, 34, languidece y ha vuelto a la cocaína después de una desastrosa investigación del Destripador. Watson tampoco puede consolar ni animar a su amigo, hasta que una carta codificada extrañamente llega desde París. Mlle La Victoire, una hermosa estrella francesa de cabaret escribe que su hijo ilegítimo de un lord inglés ha desaparecido, y ella ha sido atacada en las calles de Montmartre.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Muy bueno

  • By CHCH on 06-09-18

Interesting Story

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-03-16

What made the experience of listening to Arte en la Sange: Una aventura de Sherlock Holmes [Art in the Blood: A Sherlock Holmes Adventure] the most enjoyable?

Thoroughly enjoyed the narrator's Latin American accent--but definitely need to caveat that statement--listening to the narrator portray a character in the book with a french accent was downright unpleasant.

It was definitely a fun read and I would have given it more stars if it wasn't for all the times I cringed at the attemps to render a french accent

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

Ines del Alma Mia [Ines of My Soul] audiobook cover art
  • Ines del Alma Mia [Ines of My Soul]

  • By: Isabel Allende
  • Narrated by: Isabel Varas
  • Length: 3 hrs and 54 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 159
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115

Doña Inés Suárez, nacida en España, proveniente de una familia pobre, sobrevive a diario trabajando como costurera. Es el siglo dieciséis y la conquista de América está comenzando. Un día el esposo de Inés desaparece rumbo al Nuevo Mundo, ella aprovecha para partir en busca de él y escapar de su vida claustrofóbica que lleva en su tierra natal.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • El libro no está completo

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-27-12

Disappointed

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-25-16

Is there anything you would change about this book?

The musical flourishes accentuating the story were a bit overdone and got in the way of the narrative. Found myself rolling my eyes several times -- felt like I was following a melodramatic telenovela instead of listening to a narration of one of my favorite authors

Would you be willing to try another book from Isabel Allende? Why or why not?

Absolutely. I love Isabelle Allende's books and have read all of her fiction - in english and in spanish and am now going through all of the audiobooks of her works in spanish. Finishing this one will be a challenge and I hope no more abridged versions with bells & whistles (literally) come out.

What three words best describe Isabel Varas’s voice?

playful

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

That is a very interesting question! One of Isabelle Allende's books has been turned into a movie and it would have been better if it had been in spanish and casted native chileans (not Meryl Streep pretending to be 16 when she was way over 40). It's a good story and Ines Suarez is a very interesting person. I would like to hear more about her

  • Los pilares de la Tierra [The Pillars of the Earth]

  • By: Ken Follett
  • Narrated by: Jordi Boixaderas
  • Length: 46 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 565
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 500
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 503

Los Pilares de la Tierra es la obra maestra de Ken Follett y constituye una excepcional evocación de una época de violentas pasiones. El gran maestro de la narrativa de acción y suspense nos transporta a la Edad Media, a un fascinante mundo de reyes, damas, caballeros, pugnas feudales, castillos y ciudades amuralladas. El amor y la muerte se entrecruzan vibrantemente en este magistral tapiz cuyo centro es la construcción de una catedral gótica.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great for Language Comprehension Practice

  • By a consumer on 08-16-15

Incredibly well done. Would listen to it again.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-11-15

Would you consider the audio edition of Los pilares de la Tierra [The Pillars of the Earth] to be better than the print version?

I've listened to several spanish audiobooks so far and this is definitely the best story and the best narrated.